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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Funda Can Çuvalcı's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    3.5/5. I felt really sorry for the boys' desperateness in a desolate country.

  2. captainfez's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    What'd that chicken ever do to you?

  3. katerpink's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    An original interpretation of the painting by finnish artist Hugo Simberg. World without any hope exampled by stories of four boys. Great shots.

  4. Samuel Wells's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    The Wounded Angel takes you on a journey through the life of a boy who acts much older than he is. And he has good reason to, from working jobs to help the family get by to smoking, he acts more like a middle aged man enough that he wants everyone to forget he is a kid. His portrayal is evenhanded and nuanced, bringing a lot of genuineness to the experience. The scenery is unique and rich. A real treat to watch.

  5. Drew DeBoy's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Bleak, darkly humorous male coming-of-age stories set in rural Kazakhstan.

  6. David R Williams's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    There's little I could add that would not repeat most of the praise already given here. Haunting yes. The Wounded Angel sequence deeply disturbing. The final scene a glimmer of hope but then I remember the young man in the final segment revealing the fates of the other boys and realize how false that hope will turn out to be.

  7. Hockley Cinema's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    The stark atmosphere of TWA is built upon post-industrial (even post-apocalyptic) landscapes, the pace intentionally slow and arduous, the parallel storylines bizarre and wonderful. Thematically, it deals with loss but more so of coping. An extra star for its brooding and lovely cinematography (kudos to Cape and Baigazin).

  8. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Although never as affecting or intriguing as it could be, this has an interesting atmosphere akin to a cross between Werner Herzog and David Lynch.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Seconde partie d'un triptyque sur la perte de l'innocence, cette œuvre tourmentée mais bienvenue intrigue et séduit sans pour autant atteindre la fascination et la plénitude du précédent et premier long métrage de l'étonnant metteur en scène... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Neil Sch's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    5 stars for the third part alone such a heckn good flick guys. stop what ur doing now and watch it

  11. SiIencio's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Interesting vision of the landscape left behind the imploding of an old Soviet Union seen through the eyes of children in one of those republics now trudging through harsh lands in search of an identity. The aftermath is arid and bitter for many, there is a level of confusion and shock while trying to collect the pieces and make sense of it all for societies now disenfranchised and wandering through no man's land.

  12. Superfrog's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Lost track of the intertwined stories but the great image, the rythm and the obvious moral parallels made it completely worth the watch.

  13. maria's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Loads of feelings and existential concepts to reflect on. Culturally enriching

  14. Cinemarco's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Four stories full of symbolisms and ancestral references poetically woven together and beautifully shot on breathtaking almost lunar looking landscapes of the Kazhakistan's steppe. The photography is magistral and the whole movie is visually superb. I really really loved it.

  15. Blake Stefansen's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    The Wounded Angel by Emir Baighazin is a 2016 pos-soviet movie taking place in war-torn Kazakhstan that attempts to follow 4 teenagers and their struggle to keep their families together. While each boy has their own story, none seem to feel connected as a cohesive narrative. Numerous still-shots and moments of silence make this movie drawn out as each disconnected story line is pieced together by the audience.

  16. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    (4.5 stars) Beautiful visual storytelling. Wonderfully shot with such great camerawork and framing. Gorgeous pictures and directing. Which is such a juxtaposition to the depressing subject matter. Desolation and destruction of country and souls. Four separate teens must fight to overcome huge odds and reclaim their inner strength of heart. It's a beautiful film.

  17. PanelSystem's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    The balance between minimalism and symbolism is well struck in the first two stories, whose bare, direct style held my attention. The post-apocalyptic third loses its way in the mines, becoming something more portentously grotesque, while the last stifles Svankmajer by withholding its implied visual conclusion. The four teenagers face their spiritual destinies with tragic gravity, mothers grieving in the background.

  18. between7skies's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Stunning film, with great rigour cinematically and thematically. Every frame is something to behold, and the performance of the boys has the immediacy of Bresson's Mouchette. They are not acting, they are the characters. A filmmaker to follow.

  19. glhrmefc's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Amazing movie with four thematically linked stories about teenagers and their complex relationships with the life. Must watch (and share) movie.

  20. Holyphool's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Congratulations to Emir Baigazin for this hypnotically beautiful, strange and ultimately moving film which depicts unsettling loneliness, despair, and madness in a bombed-out steppe location - with four boys in an isolated world unable to deal with the life that they have been given.The singing of Gounod's Ave Maria gives us and them the hope, the salvation to keep living. A small masterwork the world should see.

  21. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film The Wounded Angel

    Visually stunning (courtesy of the same DOP responsible for "Holy motors"), but this director's work is not my cup of tea.